Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

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  • Address: Piazza Cappuccini, 1, Palermo, Italy
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0916524156
  • Ticket Price: 3 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini - Review

‘Catacombs of the Capuchins’- the one of its kind museum of Mummies and has a strange but unique charm that makes it one of the most visited places in Palermo.  Initially only the monks were availed the facility to be preserved after death but later, it became a status symbol for the local lords and rich society to be preserved forever.

With the hidden formula of Professor Alfredo Salafia which was recently discovered, the bodies were mummified. This took place for a long period of 16th century to early 20th century. The catacombs contain about 8000 mummies that line the walls. The halls are divided into categories: Men, Women, Virgins, Children, Priests, Monks, and Professionals. Some bodies are better preserved than others according to how well they are taken care of by their families by paying donations to the place.

The most famous mummy is of a two year old girl named Rosalia Lombardo who died in 1920. She is one of the last individuals to be mummified and is termed as “Sleeping Beauty”. According to a recent study, all her organs were intact in an X-ray.

A weird but a one-of-its kind place.

Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Information

  • Do not photograph without permission.
  • Not suitable for kids.

How To reach Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini by Public Transport

  • Metro or bus

Restaurants Near Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

  •  La Cubana
  •  Trattoria Palermo - Mamma Ciccina

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  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Address: Piazza Cappuccini, 1, Palermo, Italy
  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Contact Number: +39-0916524156
  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Price: 3 EUR
  • Best time to visit Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini(preferred time): 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 55.86% of people who visit Palermo include Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini in their plan

  • 61.22% of people start their Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini

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Catacombs Of The Capuchins Or Catacombe Dei Cappuccini, Palermo Reviews

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  • A memorable experience. Some bodies are almost too lifelike, like the blonde boy. If you can't handle the sight of dead people avoid this, as it might be a bit stressful. But for the morbidly curious. This is a very interesting experience. No photos allowed. And very cheap ticket. Only drawback is that it's a bit out of the way and no good food places nearby. Use a taxi.

  • It’s an interesting place to visit. A little out of the way from the center of the city but still walkable. It’s a weirdly fascinating place to visit. The big downside is the lack of context. There’s nothing to help you understand why are these people there, what started this and who are these people.

  • Unbelievable place. You can see all dead body. All they are different. It’s really memorable place to me.

  • Big experience - even for the fainthearted..! Kind of unreal being so close to death - and the dead. Impressive that they manage to keep the bodies in such a good shape - being dead as they are... It's even a big experience for kids - makes them think and wonder.

  • Interesting place to see. I recommend to see it. In 2018, a ticket costs 3€. But I'm not sure if it's good to bring children too !

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  • is there a map of the catacombs of the Capuchins and how can i access it if there is one

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    • I am not sure if there is a map of the Catacombs of The Capuchins. You may call on  39 091 652 7389 to inquire further.

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